Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
humira, to help relieve your pain and stop further joint damage. >>> the overall effect on the economy is slow down the recovery. not only end up being direct job loss but because the economy is softer it means we won't be driving down unemployment as quickly as we should. >> are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their jobs? teachers laid off? air traffic controllers and airport security, hardship on a lot of people. seep yours, middle class families scram to believe find child care for their kids. bad idea. a bad idea. >> the sequester was the administration's idea. in they were president obama's idea. >> the so-called "sequester" was obama's idea in the first place. he signed it in to law. >> white house lemede recommendd this. >> bret: conservative group crossroad gps launched that ad today, that video. before that you saw the president at the white house. answering president at appearance with the japanese prime minister. bring in our panel. fredbars, "weekly standard." juan williams, columnist with the hill. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. fred, where d
Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
on the economy if it were to take place. >> there were others like howard dean suggesting the president should let the sequester happen. to slice the pentagon's budget. dean telling the huffington post i'm in favor of the sequester. it's tough on things i care about a lot but the fact of the matter is you are not going to get another chance to cut the defense budget in the way it needs to be cut. white house officials disagree. as an outgoing defense secretary leon panetta who warned such deep cuts could leave america with a second rate military. you will remember republicans were furious before the election that the white house did not follow the warren act that requires employers to warn employees about the potential lay-offs. since furlough notices are only going out now, defense officials say they work at the pentagon until late april. even if the sequest starts on march 1. at the white house, ed henry. fox news. >> bret: the pentagon's budget chief says the effects of the cuts will be felt nationwide. he says the biggest potential losses will be in california, texas, georgia and virginia.
Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
on the economy and on people's lives is real. >> indeed, defense officials also said today especially if it did not start right away, not only will the jobs be furloughed, all civilian pay will be cut by 20%. one reason white house aides say they have the upper hand over speaker john boehner and the conservatives seem to agree. boehner had an op-ed blasting the president for not coming up with a solution. the republican declared the cuts will be deep writing a week from now, a dramatic new federal policy is set to go in to effect that threatens the u.s. national security. thousands of jobs and more. conservative journalist byron york responding to the op-ed noting that boehner has uncomfortable position. adding why would boehner adopt the democratic description of the cut as deep when it affects small part of the federal spending? democrats are having their own problems coordinating their message, as the white house tries to push back on this probably attack. >> it was his proposal. i thought it was a bad idea. the president got it and he signed in law. he didn't have to sign it in to law. for
Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
way to do this. to reduce the deficits without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> republican leaders say they haven't been contacted by the president since the inaugural. >> the republicans had plans to avoid sequester and at the time the president responded threatening a veto. >> some in congress trying to undo the automatic spending cuts. my message is simple. no. i will veto any effort to get rid of the automatic spending cuts, domestic spending. >> spokesman jay carney said the problem is the republicans wanted a plan that would not balance with spending cut an tax increases. >> we do not support undoing the sequester in a way that says you know what? we will throw double the number of kids out of head start and make tunnel the cuts to education. >> speaspeaker john boehner fird back saying last month the president got the higher taxes on the wealthy and is back for more. the american people understand revenue debate is closed. close the loophole and carve out attack code but it should be used to lower rate across the board. enter the former cochair of the